This week we discuss the various Oscar races in the wake of the BAFTA winners, touching upon Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's amusingly reduced moniker at the ceremony, the best of the speeches, and the closeness of the Boyhood vs. Birdman Best Picture tussle. It's a week of mixed expectations on the podcast, as we review the ethereal Jessica Chastain's latest passion project "Miss Julie," helmed by Pete's favourite actress and female director Liv Ullmann, while buzz was in the gutter for the Wachowski siblings' "Jupiter Ascending," which Cal managed to catch this past weekend. Meanwhile, Pete's decision to venture out for the "Shaun the Sheep Movie" was the talk of the workplace, and we finally get around to digging into the controversies surrounding Ava DuVernay's "Selma," starring an Oscar-snubbed David Oyelowo. It's fair to say that the plot rundown of the week's sole Science-fiction effort didn't exactly go smoothly, while Pete underwent a Punjabi plight at one of this week's screenings, and Ernest Borgnine's infamous Brokeback bigotry gets dragged up for another airing.
The week's news:
Ziyi Zhang receives a grandiose marriage proposal Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu wins the DGA BAFTA winners
[2:45 - 20:35]
Jupiter Ascending 32:40 - 44:33 Shaun the Sheep Movie 44:34 - 54:32 Miss Julie 54:33 - 1:06:10 Selma 1:06:11 - 1:22:00
Shag, Marry or Kill? The Pootsition The Garrett Gauge
Outro Music: Lucinda Williams, "Car Wheels on a Gravel Road"